Tulsa Community College will host an Institute for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on April 25 and 26.
April 25, of the two-day seminar, will feature Dr. Niral Shah as the esteemed keynote. Nationally renowned scholars Dr. Bryan Brayboy, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and Dr. Tara Yosso will be our featured keynote panelist on April 26.
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, as defined by Dr. Ladson-Billings, is a comprehensive teaching approach that empowers all students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impact knowledge, skills, and attitudes. It recognizes the importance of including students’ cultural backgrounds, interests, and lived experiences in all aspects of teaching and learning within the classroom and across the institution.
The Institute for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy will provide faculty, administrators, K-12 teachers, and social justice advocates with tools they can use to better teach, support and engage students from populations who have been historically underserved and underrepresented in both secondary and postsecondary education. The Institute will include a host of informative breakout sessions coupled with opportunities to engage in courageous conversations that explore how schools reproduce, reinforce and challenge the legacy of racism, segregation, and injustice and how all institutional agents can work to address the invisible inequities arising from the campus infrastructure and policies, and from its faculty and staff ’s attitudes, behaviors and beliefs.